This year, I’m in especially high holiday spirits. All I’ve been wanting to do lately is watch Christmas movies, drink cocoa and listen to Hanson’s, “Snowed In.” Luckily, my girlfriends share my enthusiasm and we decided to kick off the season with fun day at The Family Farm on Avent Ferry in Holly Springs, NC.
I’ve known Angela from Head to Toe Chic and Meghan from I’m Fixin’ To, for a few years now and can always count on their company for the best time. We spent our morning by a cozy fire, roasting marshmallows and drinking hot chocolate. Of course, we also had the Mariah Carey Christmas channel playing via Panodra. We’ve had many dinner dates and gone to various blogger events together, but I must admit, this was some pretty quality, quality time.
By the way, I just discovered these vegan marshmallows from Trader Joe’s and they have made my life! Can you believe it had been almost 15 years since I had eaten a marshmallow?!
Oh, Christmas Trees!
This time of year, The Family Farm on Avent Ferry has an amazing selection of Christmas trees. And amongst a rural setting, it is nothing less than charming. After our fireside fun, the three of us took some time to walk around the farm. Just the smell of the pines had me elated. They also had pretty wreaths and decor to purchase. Although they weren’t necessarily part of the holiday theme, I also loved seeing the cows on the farm.
What I Wore
My outfit of the day has become my new Winter uniform. I’ve been loving the combo of a chambray shirt, layered with a poncho. Together, they make a very casual, cozy and stylish look. I styled this plaid poncho with a more formal ensemble in this previous post, but love how I can just throw it on over almost anything. And this time of year, it seems that no outfit is complete without a pom pom beanie (shop a similar style here).
After kicking off Christmas time at The Family Farm on Avent Ferry, I’m even more excited for the season. Now, I just have to finish my shopping to fully relax and enjoy this time of year. I hope this post helps get you all in the holiday spirit too! What part of the holidays do you love the most?
Pictures by GloryRoze Photography
PS – Be sure to check out Angela and Meghan’s blogs too! They both have amazing fashion sense and I always love reading about their life and adventures.
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